It all Begins at the Sub-Cellular Level
What is Stress?
Most of us think of stress as our mental, emotional and physical response to an unpleasant situation or event in our lives. While this is true, it is only a fraction of the stress that affects us each and every day.
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia, Stanford University Medical School, and numerous health experts, the number one killer on the planet is stress. Most health problems have long-term, physiological stress as their origin. The CDC also estimates that 80% of all health care dollars are spent on illness related to stress.
Research by cellular biologist Dr. Bruce Lipton found this figure to be low (see www.brucelipton.com). His research indicates that over 95% of all illness occurs because of stress in the body’s autonomic nervous system.
According to Dr. Lipton, physiological stress is caused by deeply held mis-beliefs about ourselves and our circumstances. We may believe “Bad things always happen to me”, or “I can never be safe”, or “I am not good enough”, or “I always fail”. These inappropriatebeliefs cause us to misinterpret our circumstances as threatening, when in actuality, they may not be. Often these beliefs are unconscious, so we may not even be aware that we are acting on our “programming” rather than reason.
We learn our inappropriate beliefs in several ways. We learn them from negative experiences that we draw faulty generalizations and conclusions about. We learn them or pick them up from our parents, our peers, our teachers, our society, etc. We can even inherit them in our DNA!
These inappropriate interpretations of our circumstances cause the unhealthy activation of what is known as the “fight-or-flight” syndrome, which has three components:
- The autonomic nervous system triggers the pumping of adrenalin into our bodies so that we can run faster or fight harder.
- Blood flow, nutrients, waste removal and oxygenation are shifted away from our internal organs, immune system, and higher intellectual functions and are shifted to the large muscle groups and the brain stem, where reactive thinking occurs.
- Individual cells receive an alarm message from the nervous system to shift out of growth and info the self-protection mode. Cells in self-protection mode are susceptible to illness and disease; cells in growth mode are impervious to illness and disease.
If the body stays in this state of alarm long enough, illness and disease are likely to follow. This is the process that creates 95% of alldisease and illness.
Metabolic Stress is the stress placed on the body by accidents, injuries, long-term illness, chronic pain, or excessive dieting, inadequate or excessive nutrition or supplementation,dehydration, and the effects of food intolerances or allergies on our bodies.
The effects of metabolic stress cause the body to produce excess hormones to address these stressors. These hormones (usually co-produced by the adrenal glands) begin to suppress the immune system and the body begins to conserve its energy.
The body then begins breaking down fat reserves and muscle tissues in order to make the proteins necessary to heal the injured site. The liver further breaks down these proteins and uses the amino acids to produce energy by a process called gluconeogenesis. (It converts proteins to glucose, which is blood sugar).
However, because the body is in a “fight-or-flight” mode, the cell receptors for insulin are turned off.This may cause a spike in blood sugar. If those receptors sites remain locked because of continued stress, the receptor sites may then become “insensitive” and metabolic syndrome – excess weight around the middle, higher blood glucose levels, higher blood pressure, high cholesterol and tryglicerides – ensues. This is a precursor for Type II diabetes, heart disease, arthrosclerosis, and other degenerative and auto-immune diseases.
So What Can You DO About Stress?
There are a number of common sense and cutting edge alternative therapies that are available to help detect and reduce these stressors.
The Body Scan 2010 by SpectraVision is one of those cutting edge tools that can map the stress blueprints in the organs and body functions. It can identify imbalances in the immune system and metabolism that are draining the body’s energy.
By randomly sending thousands of energy signals throughout the body eight different times, the Body-Scan 2010 “wakes up” the cells of the body so that a dialogue is begun between the body and the computer system.
This dialogue then reveals which systems are stressed, specifically which stressors are present, and how deeply they are affecting the body. Once identified, these problem stressors are prioritized so that the body can easily and efficiently begin to release and resolve those issues, and begin the natural healing process.
A Bio-energetic testing session is a balancing of the body, mind and spirit in and of itself. The balancing is then supported with customized homeopathic remedies, herbal remedies, nutritional support and other natural supports such as essential oils and flower essences.
Once the body is able to find and maintain its natural balance and harmony, excess weight is more easily and effortlessly removed. Energy levels increase. Mood swings and food cravings disappear. Food intolerances diminish. Life becomes more vibrant and fun!
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